Live pitch for new £750 documentary commission

Published October 13, 2014

For the first time in Two Short Nights history, we will be offering filmmakers the opportunity to pitch their ideas live to a panel in an audience filled auditorium. The filmmakers will be vying for a £750 commission to create a documentary short up to 10 minutes in length. The commission will run alongside our annual bursary projects on a 12 month production schedule and will premiere at Two Short Nights 2015.


Still from Andy Oxley’s documentary ‘Men, Loos and Number Twos’

The brief is out on Monday 13th October so keep your eyes peeled on for more details. To apply, we ask for a 400 word synopsis of your documentary idea. This can present any topic, but must be based in fact – we are looking for a diverse and exciting range of ideas from local filmmakers that can illustrate, inform, capture, conceptually represent or entertain, but most importantly have an impact on the audience.

If you are a Devon based filmmaker and have a documentary just waiting for the chance to be made, impress us with your ideas by submitting a proposal by November 10th to be in with a chance of a slot in the live pitching session at 6pm on Friday 12th December at Exeter Phoenix. To apply, visit and complete the online form. The winner will be announced after the International Shorts Documentary screening (7pm) on Friday 12th December.